Respiratory infections & allergies worldwide continue to be a major cause of morbidity for all age groups. Careless prescription of antibiotics & anti allergics are only accounting for repeated incidences as the treatment is not directed at the root level. With homeopathy & other alternative therapies fast becoming popular people today have more options to choose from & tackle their problems more effectively than all.
With Defeat common cold our objective is to educate the masses on the therapeutic benefits of Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, TCM, Bach flower therapy etc. in recurring colds & nasal allergies. Care has been taken to include a detailed clinical indicated remedies under each specialty. Some useful illustration on the various yogic asanas have been included for practical purposes.
A handbook of all that one needs to know on effective management of common cold. Equally useful for the lay person as well as the general practitioner. Helps one to manage common cold and nose allergies with different treatment options and avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics and anti allergens.
Harilakshmi Jayachandran was a housewife residing in Singapore. She always had been interest in alternative therapies. Her interest in homeopathy increased when she was treated by homeopathy for her chronic ailment. She then studied homeopathy under Dr. Rangachari the founder of Singapore institute of Homeopathy. She has been treating patients successfully with homeopathy since 5 years and is known among her patients to be a true healer.
The inspiration to take up thesis on common cold and nose allergies came from observation of several cases with these problems in free clinics run by Dr. Rangachari in Singapore. The patients were frustrated since they could not carry out their daily chores due to sneezing episodes with running nose. They were also greatly concerned about being heavily dependent on anti-histamines almost on a daily basis. As no specific allergen could be identified and therefore the cause of symptoms could not be determined. Research of literature showed that the conventional treatment does not afford much relief to these patients. These cases are now being treated homeopathically with satisfactory results. There has been a dramatic decrease in patients dependence on anti histamines and the symptoms are manageable by homeopathic means alone.
From homeopathic concept treatment would be decided by the symptoms alone which are very similar fro the various types of rhinitis whether allergic or non allergic in origin. In this thesis a coherent picture of recurrent colds has been presented discussing its pathology and symptomatology and finally its management by means of homeopathic treatment. Other holistic therapies which are helpful have also mentioned. Allergic rhinitis has been included and discussed where necessary for comparison.
|2||Anatomy of Nose and it’s functions||5|
|3||Rhinitis – definition and Symptomatolgy||7|
|4||Rhinitis – Classification at a glance||9|
|5||Allergic Rhinitis Types, Description and Clinical Features||10|
|6||Non Allergic Rhinitis Types, Description and Clinical Features||13|
|7||Etiology of Chronic Non Allergic Idiopathic Rhinitis||21|
|8||Pathophysiology of Non allergic Idiopathic Rhinitis||27|
|9||Mechanisms Operating in Different Forms of Non allergic Rhinitis||33|
|10||Complications of Persistent or recurring Rhinitis||36|
|11||Non Allergic Rhinitis in Special Cases||38|
|14||Lifestyle and Management advice to Rhinitis Patients||49|
|15||Conventional Treatment of Non Allergic rhinitis and its drawbacks||53|
|16||Homeopathic Perspective of Non Allergic Rhinitis||58|
|17||Homeopathic Remedies from Different groups a look at the repertories||61|
|18||Treatment of Recurring Allergic Non Allergic Rhinities A Miasmatic Approach||69|
|19||Important Remedy Profile in Rhinitis Treatments I Acute Remedies||76|
|20||Important Remedy Profiles in Rhinitis Treatment II Deep Acting Remedies||97|
|21||Homeopathic Management of Non Allergic Rhinitis A Case Analysis||113|
|22||Some Interesting case studies in brief||123|
|23||Supplementary Therapies Biochemic salts and back flower remedies||129|
|24||Alternative Methods – A holistic Approach||136|
|25||Nasal Wash and Nasal Sprays||139|
|28||Naturopathy Combined with Yoga||162|
|29||TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine||164|
|30||Nutritional Supplements and Dietary Advice to Patients||169|
|31||Conclusion Living with Rhinitis||175|
|Appendix – A General Questionnaire designed for rhinitis patients||179|
Item Code: NAD033 Author: H. Jayachandran Cover: Paperback Edition: 2009 Publisher: B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd ISBN: 9788131906750 Size: 8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch Pages: 181 (With B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 220 gms